Last Updated on 2021-01-09 by Audie Casiguran
A plateau refers to an extended period of time during our weight loss efforts where there is no weight loss according to the scale and no loss of inches according to the tape measure.
There are a few things you can do to keep your body in check:
*First, take your measurements. There is a chance that if you aren’t seeing the pounds drop in numbers that you are still loosing inches. So don’t stop your low-carbs eating plan.
*Second, check to see if your clothes that used to be a little tight now seem a little looser. Your body may still be loosing fat. Now your body is at the point where it is starting to add lean muscle. And since fat is more bulky then lean muscle your cloths will begin to change the way that they fit you.
These plateaus can last for about three to four week. This is normal, so keep up with your low-carbs eating plan as well as your regular exercise, and you will soon see the results. The changes that low-carbing makes to your body will last a lifetime so don’t worry about a few weeks.
Now perhaps you have reached plateaus in your low-carbs weigh loss plan that is lasting longer than the regular four weeks.
There are a few things that could be causing this upsetting stall in your weight loss.
#1) Your Carbohydrate intake may be too high. Some people need to keep there introductory low-carbs diet level there entire weight loss period.
#2) Hidden Carbohydrates. You may be eating foods that you think are low-carbs and yet you can be fooled. By sneaking into your diet these unwanted carbohydrates can add up fast. Know what foods you are able to eat and stick to those in your low-carbs diet.
#3) Overeating. Eat when you are hungry and don’t over do it. Just because you are eating the right foods doesn’t mean that you can eat until you are overfull.
#4) Not Enough Exercise. You need to be exercising to boost your metabolism and help your body to burn unwanted fat. Especially weight training, which builds muscle that will essentially eat that same fat.
If you aren’t consuming enough water you can try to substitute with non-caffeine teas and diet sodas. Remember that these aren’t the same as water but will help a little and are low in carbs.
Remember these tips and don’t give up on your low-carbs diet.